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Monetary policy is no great shakes

Observers had thought there would be something in the document to revive the stock market and strengthen the banking sector. Nepal Rastra Bank officials at a programme organised in Kathmandu to unveil the Monetary Policy 2019-20.  Sanjog Manandhar /TKP Everyone seems to have been looking forward to the Monetary Policy 2019-20 with great anticipation. Share...
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Big merger: Why now?

Due to M&A, the market share of some banks could increase dramatically, and hence the increased bargaining power of the banks could lead to collusions, cartellings and unhealthy practices in core lending rates The Nepali financial system, particularly the banking sector, has seen frequent policy changes in a short period of time. Nepal Rastra Bank...
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There are too many banks

In the run-up to the unveiling of the monetary policy for the fiscal year 2019-20, the Nepali financial market is abuzz with big merger talks. Economists, policymakers, the general public and even the bankers themselves are arguing that the Nepali banking industry is bloated, considering the size of the economy, and hence mergers and acquisitions...
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The good and the bad

Political chaos, a decade-long civil war, poverty, unemployment and other social and economic factors have long been forcing a major portion of the country’s labour force to toil overseas. The Department of Foreign Employment issued more than 600,000 labour permits last year. With this annual exodus of workers, Nepal is receiving a tremendous amount of...
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Inverted yield curve: Is Nepali economy safe?

The inverted yield curve, for a few days, is in the limelight of the world economy. Amid the slide in the bond and financial markets of the USA and Europe, according to the Wall Street Journal, investors and economists are worried if recession is just around the corner. The situation has taken place as yield...
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